At least seven die in Baghdad blast
A bomb left in a plastic bag went off Wednesday near the most important Shiite shrine in Baghdad, killing seven people and wounding 23, police said. Wednesday's attack was part of a wave of violence that hit Iraq this week. According to the AP, the Interior Ministry has warned of more attacks.
The bomb exploded in the northern Baghdad neighborhood of Kazimiyah, about 100 meters from the tomb of Imam Mousa al-Kazim — one of the 12 Shiite saints.
In the wake of the bombings, the government has said it is taking measures to try to prevent more attacks.
Also Wednesday, a curfew was imposed in a city west of the capital as security forces searched door-to-door following a suicide bomb attack that killed three people the day before, a police official said. The curfew in Fallujah began at dawn, said the official. Vehicles and pedestrians are banned from the streets.